Of Old Lighthouses and Lousy Hakka Mee in Seremban

I went for a 2-day holiday at Port Dickson over the weekend. Since it’s the onset of the month of Ramadan, there were not many tourists to this beach town. The Ramadan bazaar, although smaller to what I’m used to in KL attracted a lot of locals, and if you are in the vicinity, head over to the PD Walk area (near The Store) for some buka puasa treats.

I wasn’t crazy about the hotel beach, and instead, the highlight of the trip was the hike through the Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve to reach Malaysia’s oldest lighthouse, the Cape Rachado Lighthouse (a.k.a Rumah Api Tanjung Tuan).

The lighthouse complex itself is off-limits to visitors (you are free to roam the perimeter, which you can get some nice shots of the ocean), and this is probably due to the really high-tech looking radar next to the lighthouse.

According to my travel companions, no trip to the state of Negeri Sembilan (where Port Dickson is located)  is complete without a meal of Hakka Mee, a dish in which the state capital, Seremban, is well-known for.

Anyways, to cut the long story shot, I had the most overrated and plain tasting bowl of Hakka Mee at a supposedly great Hakka Mee place called Tow Kee. You have to wait your turn here, any  attempt to get their attention to make your order known will be met with indifference.

Your order will be taken when it’s your turn (probably 20 – 25 minutes after you have sat down) and the food will only arrive some 15-20 minutes after your order has been placed. The lady boss (who doubles up as the sole chef,  and frown-in-chief) has one mean laser stare, you don’t want to be messing with her.

Lose the attitude woman, cause your  food isn’t stellar. I prefer the Hakka mee stall in one of the alleyways in KL’s Chinatown area (Petaling Street), or the one served at Lau Fong, Teluk Intan.

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  1. Huai Bin August 24, 2009


    Hahaha! This made my day buddy! 🙂

  2. tokyo_nights August 25, 2009

    Haha.. I just don’t like that woman.